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The tropical root vegetable yuca (sometimes labeled as cassava) adds satisfying starchiness to this chopped salad. Jalapeño adds a touch of spiciness; to further dial up the heat, include some of the jalapeño seeds.
Note: Raw yuca contains toxins which are concentrated in the skin, so always peel and cook the root before eating it.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 lb. yuca, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (3 cups)
- 2 cups finely chopped fresh kale
- 2 cups chopped peeled English cucumber
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½ cup thinly sliced scallions (green onions)
- ½ cup fresh parsley or cilantro, finely chopped
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- In a pot combine baking soda and 10 cups water; bring to boiling. Add yuca and cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until yuca is tender; drain. Place yuca in a bowl; let cool.
- Add remaining ingredients. Toss to combine.